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Twitter is run by potheads, suggests famed investor Thiel

Iconoclastic investor Peter Thiel says Twitter is horribly mismanaged because there's "probably a lot of pot-smoking" there.

By September 17, 2014

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Peter Thiel leads $6M funding round for TransferWise

The peer-to-peer online currency exchange, which seeks to use the Internet to make it easier to transfer funds among currencies, has transferred more than $195 million since its founding in 2011.

By May 13, 2013

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Peter Thiel funds next round of under-20 entrepreneurs

The latest group of "20 Under 20" Thiel Fellows includes a junior at Harvard who's leaving to work on education software. Other projects: a desktop fabricator for electronics and a telepresence device.

By May 9, 2013

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Uber CEO: Oft-criticized ride-sharing service is just misunderstood

Uber has been pelted with criticism over price surging and aggressive recruiting tactics, but that's what happens when you get too big, says the company's leader.

By September 8, 2014

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Yahoo's Sunnyvale in Top 10 snobbiest cities in US

A real estate company compiles a list of the snootiest places in America. Six are in California. But, shockingly, only one is in Silicon Valley.

By June 20, 2014

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Thiel's college dropout plan scrutinized by '60 Minutes'

Investor and entrepreneur tells the CBS news magazine that a college degree is unnecessary for financial success, but critics call his program an elitist ploy.

By May 20, 2012

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With ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Office Space’ creator pokes holes in tech’s shiny exterior

HBO gave a sneak peek in its show’s namesake to see if people from the iconic tech hub can take a joke. Turns out they can.

By April 6, 2014

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Quora collects $80 million in funding

The Web and mobile information hub is padding its bank account with new millions from Tiger Global in the hopes that it can remain an independent company.

By April 9, 2014

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Peter Thiel could invest $150M in Airbnb -- WSJ

An early Facebook investor and a co-founder of PayPal, Thiel would join Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital in giving Airbnb a $2.5 billion valuation, the Wall Street Journal reported.

By October 19, 2012

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Peter Thiel sells Facebook shares, pockets $400M

Social-networking giant's first big outside investor has sold off the bulk of his holdings.

By August 20, 2012